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Jared Ferguson - Pro Bodybuilder
State (residence): Pennsylvannia
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes
Occupation: Nutrition & Training Consultant / Student / Lab Tech
Hobbies: Reading, writing, cooking, training
Training since: 2006
Year Turned PRO: 2013
Stats: Height: 5' 11" Weight: Preshow 185 Weight: Show 167
2013 US Championships - Open Overall / 1st Open MW
2012 Natural Philadelphia - Novice Overall / 2nd Open LHW
BIO: From a young age I aspired to be big and strong. After graduating high school still skinny and weak I started playing around with some machines, but it was my cousin Joe who first taught me how to train with free weights. Later on I started to train with my college roommate and good friend Vic who competed in natural bodybuilding at the time. Vic taught me a great deal about nutrition and I was a having a great time training and reading up on different aspects of nutrition.
Competing never really crossed my mind until I came across Layne Norton's online video series "Inside the Life of a Natural Pro." I was a biology major and Layne's scientific approach to nutrition and training caught my attention. Moreover, it was Layne's outwork mentality that really attracted me to the world of natural bodybuilding. After watching the series I decided I would compete one day. I stepped on stage for the first time in 2012 and won the novice overall.
I enjoy training, competing, and meeting all the great people in this sport, but this lifestyle has given me so much more then just a stage worthy physique. Bodybuilding has taught me discipline, dedication and that consistently working hard pays off over time. I try to apply these values to all the different aspects of my life and I hope to share these values with others as well. I believe people are full of potential, but that potential can not be realized until an honest effort is put forth. You never fail until you stop trying!